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“WE MUST DO MORE”

The Board of Directors of the Maine Council of Churches, led by President Bonny Rodden who carried a sign bearing the Council’s emblem, a rainbow flag and the words “Dignity for All,” walked alongside Bishop Thomas Brown, John Hennessy and others carrying the banner for the Episcopal Diocese of Maine.

Maine Voices: As stewards of God’s creation, we must protect America’s public lands

The Land and Water Conservation Fund – which uses no taxpayer dollars – should receive a full and permanent federal appropriation.
By Jane Field Special to the Press Herald, October 5, 2019

Voters, politicians and religious leaders should all recognize and respond when political rhetoric goes too far.

Maine Voices: Let’s all push for an end to the hate-spewing that fuels gun violence

On Wednesday, July 30, the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, Dean of the Washington National Cathedral, and the Rev. Canon Kelly Brown Douglas, Canon Theologian of Washington National Cathedral, published an open letter to President Trump and to the American people entitled “Have We No Decency? A Response to President Trump.”

MCC President Bonny Rodden with Episcopal Bishop Stephen Lane and Bishop-Elect Thomas Brown at Portland’s Pride Parade. This marks the first year MCC has marched!

Red flag laws can help to reduce suicide

from the Bangor Daily News
April 30, 2019
By Jane Field, Opinion guest column

MCC joins our voice with others in Maine condemning the white supremacist terrorist attack against our Muslim siblings in New Zealand

CONDEMNING ISLAMAPHOBIC KILLINGS IN NEW ZEALAND

WHEN WE IN THE CHURCH ARE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY…AND THE GOSPEL

We who call ourselves Christians have too often found ourselves on the wrong side of history. In the not-so-distant past, some of our churches supported slavery. Some became apologists for segregation and apartheid. Some defended Hitler. Some opposed

“The Civil Discourse Curriculum”

MCC has a longstanding commitment to promoting honest, respectful dialogue that honors the dignity of every person’s voice. We are delighted to announce that the Episcopal Church has just released a new 5-week curriculum for congregations entitled “The Civil Discourse Curriculum.” It is perfect for a Lenten study, but can be used any time. It is available for free.

The Episcopal Diocese of Maine as they announce the election of The Rev. Thomas James Brown as their next Bishop

The Maine Council of Churches celebrates with the Episcopal Diocese of Maine as they announce the election of The Rev. Thomas James Brown as their next Bishop. We look forward to welcoming Rev. Brown to Maine, and working with him in the years ahead as together we seek to build peace with justice and guide justice with love. At the same time, we give thanks for the extraordinary colleague and brother in Christ we have had in Bishop Stephen Lane who will be retiring in June.